To many Koreans, Kwon Soon-geun is synonymous with rock and roll. In his early years, his band ADD-4, considered by many to be Korea’s first rock band. (Kwon refers to them as “The Korean Beatles.”). Now this 70-year-old former drummer has a new rock and roll persona in the social media world – his life has gone viral. His video of one of his lively performances (shot in 1991 in Toronto by TV Korea) has garnered thousands of hits from viewers around this world. Simply tagged as “Korean Drummer Rocks Out,” became so popular that it prompted other users to post previous clips of his performances. See for yourself of this Korean phenomenon rock and roll veteran exert as much energy and lively performance as his younger counterparts.
Jim Wong-Chu is a published poet, author, editor, and historian. He is well- known as a co-founder of the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop, Ricepaper Magazine, Pender Guy Radio Program, Asia Canadian Performing Arts Resource (ACPAR), literASIAN: A Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing, and the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Festival. He has also co-edited several anthologies of Asian Canadian writers.